Nicholas Yanicelli

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 14, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Nicholas Arthur Yanicelli

In Loving Memory of Nicholas Arthur Yanicelli

Nick Yanicelli, a cherished husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by family.

Nick was born on July 13, 1938, in Susquehanna, PA to the late Andrew and Frances Ficarro Yanicelli.  He graduated from Clarkson University where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.  Nick and his beloved wife, Carroll were residents of New Canaan, CT for 34 years having lived previously in Houston, TX for 25 years.

Nick's commitment to his family was unwavering. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Carroll Baker Yanicelli, son Baker and his wife April of London, UK, son Michael and his wife Kristin of Del Mar, CA, and son Christian and his wife Erica of Dallas, TX.  He was most proud of his seven grandchildren Sloane (19), B.B. (17), Bowman (16), Rylan (14), Cashen (12), Mary Christian (11), and Andrew (9) and his many nieces and nephews. He cherished every moment spent with them.

Professionally, Nick was an investment banker and an award-winning home builder. Beyond his professional pursuits, Nick was a dedicated volunteer.  He served on the boards of Norwalk Hospital, Whittington Cancer Center Institutional Review Board, the Home Builders Association of CT, the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society and was past President of the New Canaan Men's Club.

Nick was deeply committed to his Catholic faith. Nick was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, where he spearheaded several committees, including Finance, Fundraising, and Building.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served The Diocese of Bridgeport as a board member of Faith in the Future.   He was also a Knight of the Order of Malta and was President of the Malta Justice Initiative where he sat on the Editorial Board for the publication, The Justice Imperative-How Hyper Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream.

He lived a life characterized by dedication, generosity, and faith. His strength and kindness were impressionable to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Lifelong lessons were regularly taken away from time spent in his presence.

Nick will rest in peace knowing that his legacy of love and service will endure.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate Nick’s life will be held on June 14, 2024, at 11am at St. Aloysius in New Canaan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nick's memory to the “We Stand with Christ” campaign for St. Aloysius Catholic Church via or mailing address 40 Maple Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 

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